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Your Longest Time Between Flights On The Same Type  
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4992 posts, RR: 22
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8183 times:

Hi there everyone,

I just was looking through my own profile to see if I had missed updating it with aircraft that I have flown. Just recently, the 737-300 was added to that list. But then I realized that although I have already flown the Airbus A310-300, it was almost 16 years ago (May 1990). That flight was on a Canadi>n Airlines flight YVR-YYZ, with the Wardair livery and Canadi>n titles at the front. Even the honey roasted peanuts were still from Wardair. That aircraft is most likely flying with the Canadian Forces now.

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On April 23rd I will be flying an A310-300 for the first time almost 16 years to the date of my last flight on the type. I will be flying Air Transat YYZ-GLA-MAN.

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Does anyone else have a similar story, with a very long gap between flying a certain aircraft type (with many other flights in between)?



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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 8165 times:

My longest gap was two years, 11/2003 - 11/2005 between 757-200 trips, both on NW. (Last flight before the gap was DCA-MSP on 11/9/2003, and the first flight after the gap was PHX-MSP on 11/24/2005) Since I've only been flying for just over five years, this two-year gap is significantly long.

User currently offlineMerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8159 times:

My longest gap was three years.

August 2001 - July 2004 > Airbus A330-300.

It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1607 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8150 times:

The longest gap I can think of is

Ansett Boeing 737-300 AN91 ADL-DRW January 1995 (sorry no rego)

my next 737 flight after that was

Qantas Boeing 737-300 QF1028 BNE-MKY August 2005 VH-TAK

10 years and 7 months

although my last flight on a 767 was

Qantas Boeing 767-300ER QF62 SIN-DRW February 1994 (no rego)

So if I ever fly on a 767 again theres still a few around here for now so its a good chance I will It will be 12 years +.


"There you go ladies and gentleman we're through Mach 1 the speed of sound no bumps no bangs... CONCORDE"
User currently offlineXXXX10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 779 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8143 times:

Flew on a US 727 in April 2000 had not flown on the type since 1978 (IB)

User currently offlineAmericanairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 410 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8140 times:

I flew on a 737-200 once on WN they since then retired them...

Ive also only flew on F9 once on their A319s

For the 737-700 with winglets on WN was a one year gap. 2005 then 2006

Flying on the 737-300 in 1999 then again in 2005 both WN

Then last but not least flying on an AA MD-80 in 2002 then again in 2004

Interesting to think about.


"American 1881 Cleared For Takeoff One Seven Left"
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8111 times:

Not sure but I think it could be this:
04AUG89 LX911 LUG-ZRH on a Saab 340
25NOV00 SN4086 BSL-BRU on a Saab 340 (HB-AKE)
this would be 11 years

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User currently offlineJm017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1232 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8108 times:

The longest gap for me I think would be about nine and a half years:

January 1987, JM019 KIN-JFK
July 1996, JM087 KIN-MBJ
(on 727s)

It is possible that I flew an L1011 in 1976 (between YYZ and YUL), in which case, the longest gap between aircraft type is 16 years almost to the day. I definitely flew an L1011 in 1992:

July 1992 JM017 KIN-JFK

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12976 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 8100 times:

Flew in a B747 in 1991 and will be flying another B747 in June after nearly 15 years. Longest for domestic would be NZ Saab340 in 2000, havnt flowen in one since and B733 longest was 1 year

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